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How comedy can be used for public health

Those working in public health would be the first to concede that our discipline has a bit of an image problem. If we're not despairing over the societal burden of obesity (step away from those pies), we're ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Study examines trends in tracheotomy malpractice suits

(HealthDay)—Malpractice litigation relating to complications from tracheotomies can result in high award amounts, especially in pediatric cases, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in Head & ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Guidance offered for ethical referrals within ACOs

(HealthDay)—For accountable care organizations (ACOs), referrals within the ACO can be ethical as long as their selection is influenced in a manner that is transparent, with appropriate metrics and the ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Does screening asymptomatic adults for disease save lives?

New paper published online today in the International Journal of Epidemiology says that randomized controlled trials (the gold standard method of evaluation) show that few currently available screening tests for major diseas ...

Jan 14, 2015
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Health overhaul sign-ups edge higher

With a month to go in the 2015 open enrollment season, the Obama administration says sign-ups under the president's health care law are edging higher.

Jan 14, 2015
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Spain boosts fight against female genital mutilation

Parents in Spain will be asked to sign a declaration promising their daughters will not undergo female genital mutilation when they visit nations where the practice is common, under a new government protocol approved Wednesday.

Jan 14, 2015
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